xdd is not “extreme dd”
While the ladies and gentlemen at IO Performance Inc. are busy with their 7.0 “Phoenix” release, they have left their website in disrepair including the disappearance of their product, source code and documentation.
Since I make heavy use of xdd and apparently I am not the only one that needed the documentation, source and binary; I have provided it here for everyone.
vNES for J2ME on your mobile
If you have ever wanted to play a NES game on your mobile, then you might have heard about vNES. There is a J2ME version which allows it to run on most mobiles available today.
There are however a few rough edges to this application as it requires assembling the necessary files together and running a windows batch file. From a Linux point of view, I have created a replacement shell script that does a better job. It requires unix2dos, rename, and bash.
SSH Multiplexing: a faster way to SSH
How it works:
By changing the way you ssh to a machine, you can reuse your initial ssh connection to save time when connecting.
Edit your ~/.ssh/config file to have this:
ControlPath ~/.ssh/sockets/%[email protected]%h:%p
We avoid problems of reusing the default /tmp but storing our connections in their own directory.
Be sure to create the directory:
mkdir -m 700 -p ~/.ssh/sockets
Apache2 with SSL on Debian
I found myself at a loss on how to enable ssl on apache2, it seemed so simple. Make sure ssl.conf and ssl.load where both in mods-enabled and restart apache2, and done. Not so fast, the damn thing needs a self-signed certificate and the normal scripts are no where to be found on Debian 4.0 Etch. After a bit of searching I’ve come across this little gem that I hope will help all of you too.
USB not showing up in VMware
For the longest time USB used to work quite well in VMware, then as if by magic, it all stopped working. However, after poking around I’ve discovered that there is a solution and it involves usbfs (usbdevfs). So here is a solution to get you all back up and running. Read more